An Information Regulator has been appointed by the President on the recommendation of the National Assembly and is answerable to the National Assembly. There will be a large body of staff working under the Information Regulator.
The Information Regulator’s duties are varied and he/she has the power and authority to handle all matters relating to the POPIA Act.
The Information Regulator must immediately be advised in the event of a breach which resulted in Personal Information falling into the wrong hands.
This article must be read in conjunction with the POPI Act which can be downloaded from Act No. 4 of 2013 : Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013